hairstyle trends 10 Hottest Curly Perms For Men

We can’t get enough of this hair trend.

November 22, 2019
Trend Alert Curly Perms For Men

When it comes to hairstyle trends, social media influencers have been leading the charge. If you’re active on Instagram and TikTok, you’ve probably seen E-boys and other popular creators sporting curly perms. The same way the man bun and buzzed styles had their moments, men’s perms are currently stealing the spotlight. A great choice for men who are interested in switching things up with a more textured ‘do, a curly perm serves up ‘80s nostalgia with a modern twist. Keep reading to learn about the look, plus 10 men’s hair perm styles you can try yourself.


What Is A Perm?

While this hair process is often associated with giving women loads of spirals, it can also be done on guys. A hair perm involves the chemical process of altering the hair's natural texture, which is why if you have straight hair, getting a perm will create curls. It's a universal look that’s perfect if you want to add fullness to your hair via loose waves or tight curls. 


How To Take Care Of Permed Hair 

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the best way to take care of your permed hair is to extend the time between touch-ups, protect your hair from the sun, and use a conditioner for extra protection and hydration. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Conditioner for curly hair because it works to nourish the hair and improve the elasticity and bounce of your curls. 


10 Permed Hairstyles For Men To Try 

Now that you have the scoop on men’s perms, we’re sharing 10 stylish ways you can sport one. 


1. Loose Waves

If you want a low-maintenance style that can save you some time in the morning, the loose wave perm is just what you need. Perfect for all hair lengths, it’s true no-fuss styling. Simply mist hairspray, like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Stain Hairspray on your hair to give your waves extra hold, and you’ll be good to go.


2. Long Tight Curls

Searching for a perm that offers modern flair with a touch of edge? Long, tight curls are for you. This style makes your texture the star of your look for a full and voluminous finish. Try the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Style Gel to define your curls with a workable hold.


3. High Top Fade

If you love to play with angles, give the high top tapered fade a try. Great for short and medium lengths, this look features low faded sides that highlight your length at the top along with your curly texture. 


4. Faux Hawk

For a modern look with some edge, try a faux hawk. Quick and easy to style, this look works for the low maintenance man. If you love switching up your styles from time to time, mix things up with shaved designs and faded sides for the ultimate playful look.


5. Short Curls 

Speaking of low maintenance styles, short curls should definitely be on your radar. A staple style for curly hair types, this look makes your curly strands the focal point of your look while showing off your features. All you need is a touch of hairspray, and you’re good to go.


6. Brushed Back Curls 

If you want a style that keeps your hair out of your face, it’s time to get acquainted with brushed back curls. This perm style is pretty much just as it sounds. Simply brush your hair toward the back of your head to get the look. Be sure to add a spritz of hairspray like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume to keep your curls in place.


7. Short And Shaggy

Messy, lived-in styles more your forté? This short and shaggy perm is just what you need. The hairstyle allows you to play with length and highlight your texture. Since this style requires cutting your hair into varying lengths, we recommend booking an appointment with your go-to stylist to get the look.


8. High Fade With Tight Curls 

Calling all men with tight curls — this hairstyle was created for you. Perfect if you have medium or long hair, this perm style allows you to show off the tight definition of your curls while offering a modern touch thanks to its rounded shape. Top off your look with a mist of hairspray for a fresh look that lasts.


9. Side Part 

For a big impact with little to no styling needed, the side part perm is a great choice. It effortlessly creates an angled look that shapes your face perfectly. Give it a try by parting your hair to one side and finishing up with a mist of hairspray.


10. The Man Bun

Combine two fun hairstyles in one with a curly man bun. Easy to style and a great way to get hair out of your face, this look will become your favorite in no time. 


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Edited by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: Saq Idrees